Hybrid Poplar Grows an Amazing 8 Feet a Year!
- Seedless Variety Won't Make a Mess
- Super-Fast Growing
- Beautiful Pyramidal Form
- Tolerates Poor Soil
- Gives Quick Cover for Screens, Windbreaks and Shelterbelts
- Long Lived
- Disease and Pest Resistant
If you need fast shade and screening, this improved tree is a serious contender. Hybrid Poplar (Populus deltoides x Populus nigra) is a really fast growing shade tree.
Also called a Seedless or Cottonless Cottonwood, this naturally occurring hybrid is one of the fastest growing trees that we sell. A best-seller, it produces no cottony seed to make a mess.
This elegant tree grows into a tall pyramidal form. It requires little- if any - pruning because it will mature naturally into a neat outline.
Hybrid Poplars are fantastic plants to include in shelterbelts and windbreak plantings. They quickly form the bones of the barrier you desire. These trees are widely adaptable and will tolerate nearly any kind of soil.
Once young plants are established, they can put on 6, 8, or even more feet of new growth in a single season. Luckily, they are not only fast growing, but are also strong-wooded and long-lived.
They will make a sophisticated choice for a windbreak or privacy screen. It is also perfect to line a driveway or use as a fast growing shade tree for your yard.
From spring through summer, Hybrid Poplar will be beautiful cloaked in unique, shiny, dark green almost triangular leaves. In the fall you will be captivated by the stunning yellow leaves waving in the breeze.
The sound of the leaves in a gentle wind is an often overlooked attribute of the Poplar. You’ll appreciate the lovely rustling sound, which helps mask the modern city sounds of nearby traffic.
If you're looking for an attractive, fast-growing, care free and large shade tree you can't go wrong with the Hybrid Poplar. It's a perfect choice anywhere you'd like to have a tree quickly.
They’ll even grow in poor soils. As you know, many times construction sites for commercial and residential areas do not always leave behind the best soils. Hybrid Poplar won’t mind. They can perform quickly and beautifully in terrible fill dirt with rocks, stones and sand.
A favorite of home owners and builders, the Hybrid Poplar is a great looking, hardy tree. It can grow in almost any climate and will thrive just about anywhere.
Order today, these lovely trees sell out quickly.
How to Use Hybrid Poplar in the Landscape
The perfect tree for interplanting in shelterbelts and windbreaks for sure creating the fastest vertical barrier until the other trees have a chance to catch up. Don’t forget to mix with some natural groups of Pines, Spruce or evergreens that work well in your area.
Hybrid Poplar look great used in a natural informal grouping. Just vary the distance between plants and rows when planting.
A grouping of an odd number of trees on a large scape property will not only block the winds and snows, but also help to create a nice microclimate. Use it as a backdrop for a lovely mixed shrub border.
Hybrid Poplar are fantastic fast growing trees that will grow in most any soil which opens lots of doors for tough sites. Commercial sites love to use them at highway interchanges and where the soils have been disturbed or backfilled with poor soils for growing.
These are great trees for commercial use for new highways, golf courses, and new subdivisions in addition to creating fast growing wind protection in wide open areas.
Golf courses like to use them for defining the fairways, and creating some protection between holes from errant shots, and areas that are too dry or poor soils.
#ProPlantTips for Care
Hybrid Poplar is adaptable to most soils. However, you will want to give it a moderate amount of supplemental water,if you don’t get adequate rainfall. Protect your investment and screening with roughly an inch of water a week.
If you need to prune a branch, do so in early spring before it starts to grow for the season. Give the tree plenty of space to reach its full height and width. You won’t want to prune for size control.
This is a great plant for an open area. Give at least 30 feet from drainage fields, driveways and sidewalks to give room for the entire root systems. Use it in the right spot, and you’ll fall in love.
This fast-growing, long-lived seedless version of the beloved native Cottonwood is a treasure. Order yours today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Populus deltoides x Populus nigra|
|Mature Height||50 - 70 feet|
|Mature Spread||50 - 60 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|